Quote Originally Posted by onemagicalchristmas View Post
your CHristmas Eve plans sound great. unfortunately when I was a kid my parents didn't know what a camera was or how to use one LOL because they have no pictures of us from the time I was two til now. I guess that is why I love my digital camera so much I get pictures at every get together we have. so the younger kids have some memories.
You know...I realized this all too late (about 10-15 years ago). I've been a pest in my family with a camera for years. I started looking at old family photos and it seems that people just don't take pics...even though they have cameras. Take photos of everything. You may lose people in a flash and pics may be the way you can reconnect them to family periodically.

In short...ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS keep the cameras within arm's reach. You'll be glad you did.